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reformatory

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adjective re·for·ma·to·ry \ri-ˈfȯr-mə-ˌtȯr-ē\

Examples of reformatory in a sentence

  1. <the belief that manual labor was a reformatory experience for convicted felons, who would learn the value of hard work>

1589

First Known Use of reformatory

1589


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reformatory

noun re·for·ma·to·ry

Definition of reformatory

plural

reformatories

  1. :  a penal institution to which especially young or first offenders are committed for training and reformation

1834

First Known Use of reformatory

1834


Law Dictionary

reformatory

noun re·for·ma·to·ry \ri-ˈfȯr-mə-ˌtōr-ē\

Legal Definition of reformatory

plural

reformatories

  1. :  a penal institution to which especially young or first offenders are committed for training and reformation



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